Gabriela Islas

Gabriela is addicted to traveling, learning about new cultures and the color pink. Her hidden talent is that she burns everything when cooking- even water. If you ever want to find out what Ricky Ricardo said to Lucy when he was mad, she’s your girl. When she’s not laughing at things her kids says, Gabriela loves writing anything about personal finance, economics and international trends.

Articles by Gabriela Islas

Should I Choose a Walkable Community or a Suburban Community?

According to the NAR Community Preference Survey of 2013, most Americans prefer houses with easy walks to schools, stores and restaurants over houses with large yards, but where you have to drive to go to schools, stores and restaurants (55% to 40%). An even larger majority prefers houses with smaller yards but a shorter commute to work over houses with larger yards but a longer commute to work (57% to 36%).

Buying A House In A Different State

Buying a House in a Different State

Life is very unpredictable. Part of the unpredictability for many is having to move to a different state for a job or some other reason. I recently went through the entire process of finding and buying a home in a new state, and l learned a lot from it. Here are the things that I learned from this process so hopefully you can be better prepared to take on the challenge of finding a new home in a new state.

How to Take Good Listing Pictures that Sell Your Home

Are you thinking about selling your home? Looking at everything that needs to get done, such as repairs, painting, cleaning, finding the right real estate agent, etc.; you may think that the listing pictures are the least of your worries. Well, it turns out that they’re a huge part of getting your home sold.

Buying a HomePath Home

If you’re in the process of looking for a home, you’ve probably looked into foreclosed or bank-owned homes. If that's the case, then you've probably come across HomePath. Here is an introduction into what a HomePath home is and the financial opportunities that come along with it.